These were inspired by ornaments I saw on disneystore.com last winter, so I can't take credit for the actual idea. But I turned it into my own using supplies that I had on hand.
Aren't they cute?!?!
Want to know what I used to make these little cuties?
- gold wire (probably around 4" each)
- pearl beads - 2 sizes
- black seed beads - 2 sizes
- black faceted round beads
- black Scribbles paint
- tiny piece of ribbon for the bow
- red yarn
- hot glue gun
The pearls are strung onto the wire, which has a little flattened curl at one end (after the bottom pearl is on, blob on a little hot glue to hold it in place; also glue between the pearls). Make a loop and lock it in place however you feel like. From there, it's just gluing on the seed beads for buttons and a nose (the larger size), and the faceted beads for ears. Painting was next...eyes (& lashes on her), a bunch of dots for the smiles and then free-hand on a black ear hat shape and cover the glue holding the "ears" on. I also ended up filling in the holes on all the seed beads with paint. The bow was made by taking a short piece of ribbon and folding it to look like a little bow (I think I used a couple of stitches to hold it) and glue it on. Last step is to wrap a little piece of yarn for the scarves (knot a few times ~4?) then fringe/untwist the ends a little.
Pretty simple, huh? Here's a little photo collage so you can see where I drew my inspiration from:
What do you think of my little ornaments?
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